Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 66 The Rognlie Tree

The tree pictured here is a Mountain Ash, also known as a Rogn tree.  This variety had its origin in Europe and was plentiful in Norway.  My husband's father's family came from a small farm near Mosvik, Norway.  The land where the farm stood was on a hill, or "lee".  The farm got the name:  Rognlie   or  Rogn + lee  "hill where there are Mt.Ash trees".  (Pronounced WRONG-LEE).  Ron has been looking for this tree for quite some time.  At last we found one which was shipped from the Pacific northwest where Ron was born.  He planted the tree in our yard yesterday.  Welcome, Mr. Rognlie Tree!

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